As you know, Snapchat is a popular social media app and has more than 1 Billion downloads till now – 2021.
Snaps Inc. app Snapchat has crossed its 8th year, and every month Snapchat adds some new and fresh features to the app.
For the last three years, the Snap team is focused on the features to maintain users’ privacy.
Among all the features, hiding your location to maintain users’ privacy looks more worthy.
On Snapchat, your friend can easily find your exact location from filters and geolocation. But after you activate features called ‘Ghost Mode,’ no one can see your location. You can also customize it from the setting later on if you want.
So, today in this article, we will guide you on how to customize Ghost Mode and hide your location using Ghost Mode.
What is Ghost Mode on Snapchat?
Ghost Mode on Snapchat is a feature, which helps you to hide your location. No one (except Snapchat) will be able to trace your location, not even your friends.
You can also customize ghost mode settings by accessing the features settings.
From Ghost Mode, under ‘WHO CAN SEE MY LOCATION,’ you can choose whom to hide your location.
To hide your location using the Ghose Mode feature, follow the steps mentioned below.
How to Hide Your Snapchat Location – 2021?
If you don’t want to display your location on Snapchat snaps or filters, then you can hide your location using two methods, as you can see below.
Disable Location From Your Device on Snapchat
Hiding your location on Snapchat from your device is easy and straightforward. Anyone can do it quickly, but if you are confused with the process, then you can follow the steps shown below.
- Unlock your device.
- Now, go to the Settings of your device.
- Now, this step may vary, go to ‘Password & Security‘ or,
- Search location or tap on the Location under settings.
- Finally, disable/turn off location access.
Now your location will be hidden, but the only problem with this method is including Snapchat; other apps also won’t be able to access the location. So, this step may be temporarily to hide your location on Snapchat.
In such a case, if you want to disable the location until you want to turn it off. To do so, you can use the in-built feature on Snapchat called Ghost Mode.
If you don’t know how to use and activate ghost mode, then follow the step-by-step procedure mention below.
Hide Your Snapchat Location Using Ghost Mode
Ghost Mode is a useful feature on Snapchat to hide your location for a friend, group, and all friends. You can even customize how long you want to protect your location.
To do so, follow the steps shown below.
- Open the Snapchat app on your device.
- After you get access to your account, click ‘Ghost Icon/Profile.‘
- And go to the Settings.
- After that, under Settings, scroll down and tap on ‘See My Location.‘
- Now, you will see ‘Ghost Mode‘ at the top of the list.
- Now, click on the CheckBox, where you will be asked ‘Enable Ghost Mode?‘
- After that, ‘Choose a duration.‘
- Tap any one of the duration as you wish.
- Tap ‘Until Turned Off‘ if you want to disable the location until you wish.
There you go, you have successfully activated Ghost Mode. But unit you turn it off ghost mode will be activated.
Don’t forget to turn it off! How?
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How to Disable Ghost mode on Snapchat?
While activating the Ghost Mode feature, if you have chosen a duration then, there will be no problem turning it off because the feature will automatically turn it off after the period is complete.
But if you have chosen a duration ‘Until Turned Off,’ then you have to deactivate ghost mode manually.
Deactivating the ghost mode feature is as easy as activating it. If you are confused or facing a problem with disabling Ghost Mode, then follow step by step process mentioned.
- Open the Snapchat app.
- click Ghost Icon/Profile
- You will see Settings(Gear icon). Click on the Settings.
- Now, under Settings, scroll down and tap on ‘See My Location.‘
- After that, you will see ‘Ghost Mode‘ at the top of the list.
- Now on the right side of Ghost Mode, you will see the Ticked blue icon.
- Tap on the Tick checkbox. After that, your tick will be gone.
- Again, just below Ghost Mode, you can see ‘who can see my location.‘
- Choose who can see your location from the list.
There you go, you have successfully deactivated Ghost Mode. Now according to your customization, your friends will be able to see your location.
Can Your Friends See When You’re in Ghost Mode?
The answer to this question is ‘NO‘ your friends can’t see that you have activated Ghost Mode.
But while activating ghost mode, you will see the option to choose who can see your location.
You can enable ‘who can see my location’ anytime you want to, go to the Ghost Mode feature to do so.
Does Ghost Mode Show Your Last Location?
If you have enabled the Ghost mode feature choosing all friends, then no one will able to see your current and last location. The feature will clear your present and previous location.
But if you have chosen a friend or group, then excluding them, rest can see your current and last location.
Does Ghost Mode on Snapchat Actually Work?
Yes, Ghost mode does works on Snapchat. You can even customize and activate ghost mode under Ghost Mode Features.
Besides, it works according to your wish, and your location will be hidden for sure. But don’t forget to customize and activate it.
Till now, in 2021, Snap Inc. has updated and improved features on Snapchat. Every feature you get on Snapchat is cool and exciting, which makes fun to use the app.
Similarly, Snapchat has improved its feature on the user’s privacy. Among which hide your location is a useful feature that every user needs on the app.
So here in this article, We have guided you on how to hide your Snapchat location and how to use Ghost Mode. We hope every step is clear and understandable.
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